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Modern small garden ideas

Published: August 18, 2022 at 8:52 am
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Whether you want minimalist design, Japanese elegance or an intimate green retreat, you’ll find lots of inspiration for modern small gardens in our expert guides below. Photograph Alister Thorpe

If you have a small garden and want it to be a stylish and modern space, but also a tranquil sanctuary with lush planting schemes, we have lots of ideas for you.

Among our many articles below about modern small garden ideas you’ll find expert advice about lighting up shaded spaces, using limited colour palettes to create cohesion in small gardens, and choosing bold statement pieces that can double as sculpture and seating.

Creating contrasts is another important element of modern garden design, which designer Tom Massey utilises in one of his city gardens, contrasting modernist hard landscaping with soft, shaggy grasses. Contrasts can also be carried through into planting schemes, which Sheila Jack uses in one of her garden designs, adding splashes of bright colour among textural green planting.

Whether you want minimalist design, Japanese elegance or an intimate green retreat, you’ll find lots of inspiration for modern small garden ideas in our articles below.

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Abigail is a freelance writer and editor based in Hereford.

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